When the Qantas Think live-interview event was held at Melbourne restaurant Alfred Place in early March, the coronavirus pandemic was only just on the radar in Australia. Dr Catriona Wallce offered insights and learnings that have direct application for corporate leaders now plotting the course through this year of unpredictability.
Maintaining momentum in tough times
Crises are rarely convenient and they’re never fun. As the world confronts the single biggest disruption in living memory, how you and your organisation navigates the coming months will be critical.
Having spent over 15 years studying the secrets to achieving enduring success and momentum, 8-time bestselling author Michael McQueen knows what it takes to thrive in turbulent times.
Michael’s research indicates 3 keys to navigating crises and emerging from upheaval stronger than ever:
- Control the Controllables
In the face of fear and uncertainty, the most powerful thing an organization or leader can do is focus on what is within their power - namely their activity. Michael shows how to ensure that your energies are being directed in the smartest and most strategic ways.
- Deal with Distractions
For individuals and teams grappling with the realities of working remotely, achieving focus has never been harder or mattered more. Drawing on the latest research, Michael outlines strategies for achieving peak productivity and a 'flow-state’ even in the most challenging environments.
- Cultivate Consistency
Establishing healthy rhythms and routines is essential to flourishing in times of upheaval. Michael offers a proven game plan for developing positive and consistent habits that will set up an individual or organisation to emerge from this crisis with a powerful competitive edge.
Winston Churchill famously advised leaders to “never let a good crisis go to waste.” While challenging times can sometimes seem overwhelming, they also provide a powerful opportunity to sow the very seeds of your future success if you know how.
Crises are rarely convenient and they’re never fun. As the world confronts the single biggest disruption in living memory, how we and our organizations navigate the coming months will be critical.